Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 9, 2016

In Tuesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Morton wins Tour of Utah in stunning finale; Bujak wins Route de France stage 1; Annemiek van Vleuten OK but disappointed after horrific crash in women’s Olympic road race; With Tour of Utah winner Lachlan Morton, there’s more than meets the eye; Lucinda Brand signs with Liv-Plantur; Frank to AG2R La Mondiale for two years; Successful surgery for Nibali; Henao ordered to rest in lieu of surgery after Rio crash; Ironman Boulder athlete killed by vehicle during cycling leg of race; Military explodes suspicious bag at finish during men’s road race; Researchers studying cycling to speed intensive care recovery; Tour of Utah recap video; Bike commuter nearly crashes out breakaway

Henao ordered to rest in lieu of surgery after Rio crash

by CyclingTips

Colombian Sergio Henao’s doctors are ordering bed rest in Rio over surgery following his crash on the final descent in the Olympic road race. Reports indicate Henao suffered a pelvic injury that cannot be repaired with surgery.

“According to the information provided by the doctor who treated him, Sergio remained in the Victoria Hospital in Rio, because the injury he had in the iliac crest requires stillness,” the Colombian Olympic committee said in a statement.

“He should rest until the day of the flight back to Colombia, to have no complications. Tomorrow he will undergo other tests to see if he can be released to rest in the [Olympic] village, until the return trip.”

“[I am] disappointed by the accident, because we had a medal virtually in our hands and we went out for something that no one can foresee,” said Henao in a statement.

“Note that today the cyclist riding toward that one goal, to win the gold, did the same. They are situations that no one can foresee.”

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